Samsung Odyssey Neo G9: AMD outlines DisplayPort 2.1, native 8K resolution and early 2023 release window for next-generation ultra-wide gaming monitor
Yesterday, AMD revealed its hotly anticipated RDNA 3 architecture, which it will debut through the Radeon RX 7900 XT and Radeon RX 7900 XTX. While all the focus has been on AMD's latest graphics cards, the company also announced the first gaming monitors that will support the DisplayPort 2.1 standard. In short, DisplayPort 2.1 can drive 4K displays at up to 480 Hz and 8K panels at 165 Hz, thanks to increased bandwidth capabilities.
As the screenshot below demonstrates, Acer, ASUS, Dell, LG and Samsung all plan to offer compatible monitors, 'starting early 2023'. Currently, AMD has only confirmed the existence of one DisplayPort 2.1 monitor, though. Specifically, the monitor in question is a next-generation Samsung Odyssey Neo G9, which is slated to be the world's first ultra-wide monitor that runs natively in 8K. Incidentally, it seemed that AMD teased the monitor's design during its presentation too.
For reference, the current generation Odyssey G9 operates at 5,120 x 1,440 pixels in a 32:9 aspect ratio across a 49-inch panel. Theoretically, its successor should expand this resolution to 8,192 x 2,304 pixels, assuming it retains a 32:9 aspect ratio. Additionally, this pixel increase would improve pixel density from 109 PPI to 174 PPI as well, again assuming that it remains at 49-inch monitor. Naturally, Samsung's next Odyssey G9 monitor will support AMD FreeSync technologies too. Presumably, Samsung will unveil the monitor in January at CES 2023, although neither AMD nor Samsung has confirmed anything else yet.